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to go along with the debt ceiling change, they had to promise that paul ryan was going to produce a budget in a week that would balance the budget in ten years with no revenue increases. >> right. >> now, when you see what is going to happen to spending in order to meet those numbers, i'd like to see her go out there and say, this is the kind of thing the republican party should get behind and run behind because it's going to be ugly. >> richard wolffe, mary matalin is positive. there aren't a lot of republicans right now who are given what's happened. but again, we see shifts in party allegiances fairly quickly. it just does seem like my party is suffering a long-term letdown. to say the least. >> yeah. look, mary has a strong character, as we all know. the truth is that the president actually won and he won pretty big for his ideas. i didn't -- by the way, the president talking about cap and trade in his inaugural. he didn't say how he would address climate change. he said we have to address the impact of it. the question for republicans, i think, is what's the big idea? and it
start to change public opinion. forced the democrats to increase the debt ceiling and start to win over the public. david: one other thing that is extraordinary, how? you have a media that allows statements such as the following. this is a statement that was made back in 2011 about the 2000 volt budget. this budget includes a five-year non security discretionary spending freeze, reducing the deficit and this will bring spending to the lowest level since president eisenhower sat in the oval office. statements like this are so far removed from the truth. in fact, this president has increased spending to 25 percent of gdp, whereas it was 20 percent of the bush ministration. it was 16 percent under eisenhower. so they say these things and the press does not correct in. have you went public opinion that that? >> i think that was set on saturday night live, was the? david: no. taken seriously. >> well, first, you get a spokesman. the "wall street journal" said the other day, each house should get a spokesman. a spokesperson. one voice speaking for the leaders instead of having to and people g
to deal with. debt ceiling debate now postponed until may. the sequestering, the continuing resolution. and republicans are pushing for changes in entitlements. is this in large part about where the white house decides where to put its political capital? >> kwlourks know what, we have also forgotten in this discussion, we remain in the midst of a terrible, terrible recession. counting people who have given up looking for work and underemployed. we are looking at -- almost 15% of our population who is unemployed, who don't have jobs. real wages for millions of workers are going down. the gap between the very, very wealthy and everybody else is growing wider. so what concerns me is, yeah, you have to deal with gun control. deal with a lot of other issues, but we cannot -- we cannot forget the reality that tens and tens of millions of working people are really hurting. >> how would you prioritize then again if you have to figure out where you're going to put your political capital? how would you prioritize. there was a big headline today the stock market is at a five-year high, unemployme
think we're past the political rhetoric. we are solving one by one the issues of the day, the debt ceiling, the rhetoric around fiscal cliff, we clearly need to put all that to bed. but then we go after the reforms that matter, energy policy being a clear one with climate change attached. how we get tax reform in place to make americans and american corporations competitive again, globally. big thing for dow chemical. we want to reinvest in america because we can be competitive out of america. that agenda has to be put on the national agenda. i know the second term president is very keen on doing that. liz: the first term president was accused of being anti-business or not as friendly to business even though he brought a lot of business leaders to the white house and listened to them. many of them sat here and said you know what liz, though, he listened but i didn't see anything effectuated. do you think it's a different time now with president obama? >> i'm very fortunate that i was one of the ones that was called upon very early to help first term president obama. you've got to u
. >> so when the president and many democrats call for a so-called clean increase in the debt ceiling which they mean as no other reforms or other proposals attached to that or changes in spending behavior, um, how do you see the path forward, um, and what should advocates of lower spending expect from the administration? be or ore budget reforms -- or other budget reforms that might be attached? i'd like you to comment on it and dr. foster. >> as i say, i don't think the debt limit bill per se controls spending. it controls -- it's a limit. but i do think that there are other tools, and they're not, they're not pretty. but you do have a sequester. i would certainly argue -- and this is just myself speaking, not bpc -- that you would look at the sequester as something that really does reduce spending. and i would also argue that one thing to do there would be to modify the she keyser so -- sequester so that it does affect more than the discretioning their portion of the budget and maybe with some trepidation also tax expenditures. >> all right. dr. foster? >> yes, sir. as i mentioned,
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